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Old 25-02-2011, 07:37 PM
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Hi guys im having a hard time decided how to do the oil tank on my bsa. I want to have a round tank as seen on a lot of chops/bobbers but as i havent stretched the rear end there isnt room between the mudguard and the center post. If i was to make a tank, cut a recess out the middle and mount it with the centerpost in the recess (see crude diagram below) would it look shit? the other option is to use the original tank hung off the right hand side.
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Old 25-02-2011, 08:19 PM
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recessed cylinder tank would look fine in my opinion .
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Old 25-02-2011, 08:52 PM
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or cut a flat on the back where it meets the back mudguard.

OR keep the cylindrical tank and cut out the guard where it is in the way. if its a hardtail, then its ok, cos its not likely to foul the wheel.

what beesa btw? and what frame are you using?
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The way i see it is, whichever way you do it you wont please everyone.... the only person to please is yourself....go for it.... dont forget pics when its done...
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Old 26-02-2011, 10:06 AM
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cheers guys

its not a hardtail its a '49 A7 plunger so the guard has to sit a few inches off the tyre hence the space issue. i just dont want to go to the effort of making a tank to decide the original looks better anyway. i reckon a cardboard mock up should help.
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Old 26-02-2011, 01:07 PM
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Have a look at Harris' build threads. He uses cardboard templates when sorting his bikes out and it's a very efficient and simple way of planning what goes where etc.

http://www.100-biker.co.uk/forums/sh...ad.php?t=42870

http://www.100-biker.co.uk/forums/sh...ad.php?t=40715

You could always join in by starting your own build thread and showing us what you have been up to. We have a lot of very talented people here at 100% forum and they are an absolute godsend when advice is required.
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Old 26-02-2011, 02:24 PM
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dont worry ive already been pouring over those threads and im very impressed. when i first saw he was goin to make body work my first thought was it would look boxy but now he's getting panels fitted it looks great. Very clever chap indeed. I will be starting a thread on my build soon im just having trouble finding garage time at the mo' and with a baby due in june funds are a little low too!
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